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Sky Bet EFL: Matchday 12 Round-up

7 October 2017

Due to the international break, Saturday brought with it action from Sky Bet League One and League Two. Here’s our round-up…

Shrewsbury Town’s lead at the top of Sky Bet League One was reduced to two points, after Paul Hurst’s side were held to a 1-1 draw away at Walsall.

Closing the gap are Wigan Athletic, who despite having to play a large majority of the second half with 10 men, defeated Scunthorpe United 2-1 at Glanford Park.

Also picking up three points on the road were third-placed Bradford City, with Stuart McCall’s men running out comfortable 4-1 winners on the road against Milton Keynes Dons.

A Richard Wood goal was enough for Rotherham United, who moved up to fourth with a win at Rochdale, while Uwe Rosler watched his Fleetwood Town team triumph at Plymouth Argyle, with Jordy Hiwula and Amari’i Bell scoring in their 2-1 victory.

It was a good afternoon on home soil for Oxford United, who hit three past AFC Wimbledon without reply, but the day's biggest win came at Sixfields, where Bristol Rovers blew their opponents Northampton Town away. Ellis Harrison bagged a brace in the Pirates' 6-0 triumph.

Doncaster Rovers tasted league victory at the Keepmoat for the first time this season on a day to remember for Ben Whiteman, with the Sheffield United loanee scoring a 10-minute hat-trick in Rovers’ 4-1 win over Southend United.

On Sunday, Portsmouth ran out 1-0 winners at Gillingham in front of the Sky cameras courtesy of Matty Kennedy's solitary strike.

There was change at the top in Sky Bet League Two, as Exeter City took advantage of Notts County’s 1-1 draw against Forest Green Rovers by beating Carlisle United 1-0 away from home.

Luton Town now occupy third spot in the table, and they got there by beating Accrington Stanley 2-0 at the Wham Stadium.

On-loan Queens Park Rangers man Ebere Eze struck a terrific double in Wycombe Wanderers’ 3-1 triumph at Cambridge United – a victory which sees the Chairboys move into fourth position in the table.

In Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, Barnet and Coventry City couldn’t be separated, as they played out a 0-0 draw.

Danny Wright scored a dramatic injury-time winner for Cheltenham Town in a 2-1 home success against Swindon Town, making up for his missed penalty earlier on.

A missed penalty proved more costly for Stevenage – Matty Godden had his effort from 12 yards saved, and Crewe Alexandra took advantage with Jordan Bowery scoring the winner with the game's final kick.

Newport County are now level on points with seventh-placed Stevenage, that’s after the Exiles recorded a routine 2-0 win over Yeovil Town at Rodney Parade.

That was also the scoreline as Colchester United defeated Mansfield Town, and Crawley Town ran out 1-0 winner at Morecambe.

There was to be no happy return for Neil Aspin as Port Vale went down to a 2-1 home defeat against Grimsby Town, and Jack Lester is still seeking a first EFL win – Chesterfield slipping to defeat at Lincoln City by the same margin.

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